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Thursday 27 September 2012

Neil Ellman

(after the screenprint by Jean-Michel Basquiat)

As if alive
bone layered on strata of bone
remnants of the Pleistocene
the hair still grows
the nails
the teeth still gnarling
an angry grin
the eyes gather and hunt
still the eyes
stilled but staring
at empty space
among the worms.

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